Imperial College London (ICL)

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Imperial College London (ICL)

London, United Kingdom

 Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

Salary: £40,215 – £47,579 per annum

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, King’s Cross Campus

Job Summary

The Division of Immunology and Inflammation at Imperial College in collaboration with the Francis Crick Institute offers an opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in B cell immunology and cell mechanics in the lab of Dr Pavel Tolar. You will be based at the Francis Crick Institute and will lead an exciting new project focused on the biomechanics of interactions between HIV-specific germinal centre B cells and follicular dendritic cells.

The multidisciplinary research will employ single molecule biophysical techniques, live cell imaging and studies of B cell responses and will involve collaborations with scientists of various disciplines in a highly stimulating environment.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Key duties include identifying and developing suitable techniques and apparatus for the collection and analysis of data. You will also be required to write reports for submission to research sponsors and present your findings to colleagues and at conferences. 

Essential requirements

A PhD in immunology, cell biology or biophysics is essential to this role. You must have experience with cell imaging or image analysis and have scientific excellence with a strong publication record.

Further Information

This is a full-time, fixed term contract until 31st August 2020 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 – £38,566 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Pavel Tolar –

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The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 10th February 2020

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